USAID Youth Excel: Our Knowledge Leading Change Program Grant Competition 2022 (up to $10,000)

Deadline: June 6, 2022

Applications are open for the USAID Youth Excel: Our Knowledge Leading Change Program Grant Competition 2022. The USAID Youth Excel: Our Knowledge, Leading Change program is conducting a global grant competition for local, youth-led organizations in celebration of the USAID Youth in Development Policy Launch.

Youth Excel seeks solutions from local youth led-organizations around the globe to advance peace and security through local-level social cohesion. Grant competition winners will also use gender equality and social inclusion, research-to-change (implementation research), and knowledge mobilization approaches to strengthen their programs and influence decision-makers.


  • Youth Excel will award 5-8 small grants, at least 1 per region of the world, in the amount of $7,000 to $10,000 for 3-6 months.


  • Local, registered organizations led by youth under 35 years, including new recipients of USAID funding, that meet the following minimum criteria and share Youth Excel objectives are eligible to apply.
  • Organizations led by and serving youth from marginalized groups, which may include age, gender, disability, ethnicity, and other identities, are encouraged to apply.
  • The grant competition is not restricted to certain technical sectors or to research organizations.

Eligible Countries: countries with USAID presence in 5 global regions:

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe and Eurasia
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Middle East and North Africa


For more information, visit USAID Youth Excel.

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